WS-15: 6th International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks (ET5GB)

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The wireless cellular network has been one of the most successful communications technologies of the last three decades. The advent of smartphones and tablets over the past several years has resulted in an explosive growth of data traffic over the cellular network not seen in previous generations. With the proliferation of more smart terminals communicating with servers and each other via broadband wireless networks, numerous new applications have also emerged to take advantage of wireless connectivity. As the fourth generation (4G) networks, namely 3GPP LTE-A, matured and become great commercial success, the research community is now increasingly looking into 5G technologies both in standardization body such as 3GPP, and in research programs such as 5GPPP in EU Horizon2020.

Fundamental requirements that have emerged for radio access networks in the 2020 and beyond era include: 1) Capabilities for supporting massive capacity and massive connectivity; 2) Support for an increasingly diverse set of services, applications and users being both humans and machines – all with extremely diverging requirements; 3) Flexible and efficient use of all available non-contiguous micro- and millimeter-wave spectrum bands for wildly different network deployment and usage scenarios. These requirements bring a number of challenges to the design of future wireless networks, including the capability of supporting diverse traffic characteristics, massive connectivity due to massive number of devices (including machine-type terminals), and the densification and heterogeneity of such networks.

Building on the success of the previous editions 2012-2016, this workshop will be a venue to brainstorm on and to identify the emerging concepts, technologies, and analytical tools for 5G and beyond cellular and cell-less networks. We aim to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry, and to provide a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds to share their views on 5G and beyond and to have an open dialogue on the future of wireless research. The goal is to identify key 5G and beyond technologies that can deliver significant capacity, coverage and user-experience benefits.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

•  Novel radio access network (RAN) architectures
    o Multi-tier HetNets with overlay of high- and low-power nodes
    o Cooperative and coordinated multi-point transmission and reception
    o Distributed antenna systems and cell-less systems
    o Advanced relaying, user terminal relaying, mesh relaying
    o Small cell deployment, femtocells, picocells, moving cells/networks
    o Terminal intelligence, context awareness
•  Advanced radio resource management (RRM) techniques
    o Interference management, interference awareness
    o Inter-cell/node interference coordination, congestion management
    o Artificial intelligence/deep learning in wireless communications
•  Emerging technologies in physical layer
    o Interference-robust air interface
    o Higher-order massive MIMO, active antenna systems (AAS)
    o Multiuser communications, network information theory
    o Novel modulation and coding schemes, waveforms
•  Novel services
    o Enhanced voice and video, telepresence
    o Machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-type communications (MTC)
    o Point-to-point (P2P) / device-to-device (D2D) communications
•  mmWave communications
    o Channel characteristics and modeling, feasibility studies
    o Initial access; beamforming, beam tracking; mobility solutions;
    o System design aspects
•  Energy efficiency
    o Energy consumption models
    o Joint RF-baseband optimization; end-to-end energy optimization
•  Spectrum
    o Aggregation of intra and inter-band carriers for both FDD and TDD
    o Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access,
    o Adaptive radio access techniques
•  Prototype and test-bed for 5G and beyond technologies